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    1. Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with a common heart rhythm disorder are at higher risk than whites for serious heart complications and death, a new study finds. The disorder, called atrial fibrillation, affects about 1 percent of Ameri

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    2. Aspirin Often Wrongly Prescribed for AFib

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. patients with the abnormal heartbeat atrial fibrillation who need a blood thinner to prevent strokes aren't getting one, researchers say. About 40 percent of "a-fib" patients deemed at moderat

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    3. Irregular Heartbeat May Be Deadly in Car Crash

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation might be risky if you get into a car accident, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heartbeat. Researchers report the condition i

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    4. This Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot reduces heart failure patients' risk of hospitalization, a new study shows. "Uptake of the flu vaccination in heart failure patients is relatively low, ranging from less than 20 percent in low and midd

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    5. Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a common heart rhythm abnormality may be at an increased risk of developing cancer, particularly of the colon, a new study suggests. "We found a significant relationship between atrial fibrillation and cance

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    6. After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds. "Heart failure is a major medical problem with a high chance of hospitalization and death," said study author Dr. Johannes G

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    7. Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An updated guideline adds two new types of drugs to the list of treatment options for heart failure. In people with the condition, the heart can't pump enough blood throughout the body. The two new treatments in the updated

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    8. Half of Heart Attacks Might Be 'Silent'

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As many as half of all heart attacks may be "silent" -- without the typical crushing chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats, new study findings suggest. Among nearly 9,500 Americans included in the study, 45 perc

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    9. App May Help Patients Track Irregular Heartbeat

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone app might offer an alternative for certain patients with an irregular heartbeat who must take risky blood-thinning medication every day to lower their risk for stroke. New research suggests some people with atrial

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    10. Statins Might Help People With Narrow Leg Arteries

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statins may spare people with narrowed leg arteries from the possibility of amputation and even death, a new study suggests. The higher the dose of these drugs, the lower the risk of both outcome

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